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down somewhere in the pacific early saturday morning. >>> in wisconsin, folks near lake michigan had a rare sighting of their own this weekend. time lapsed video shows a waterspout spinning over the surface of the lake near milwaukee. fortunately, the only tornados spotted were the ones that form over water. >>> finally, a sight that could put your stomach in a tailspin this weekend. the seventh annual world tamale eating championship was held in texas. the defending champ reclaimed its title by skarching down a nashating 67 tamales in just 12 minutes. oh, the feat earned him $1,500. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i can barely eat one tamale in 12 minutes. >> i know. and is there any such thing as a cold tamale? they're all hot, right? >> i don't know. >> $1,500 is not enough. >> you don't think so? >> no, not for me. let's take you to something as far as texas is concerned. there may be some implications going forward this week and next week for hurricane hillary to maybe drop a little of
today." election upset. a troubling sign for president obama. >>> the great escape. a michigan suspect manages to slip out of handcuffs and through a police cruiser's window. >>> a collision course. a bus driver tries to beat a train, causing a deadly wreck in a bus driver tries to beat a train, causing a deadly wreck in argentina. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. today we begin with a major gop victory. at a time when president obama can least afford it, republicans have scored an upset in a house race being called a referendum on the president's handling of the economy. last night retired media executive and political newcomer, bob turner, narrowly dwooed defeated david weprin according to the associated press. democrats outnumber republicans three to one in new york's ninth congressional district, which hasn't sent a republican to congress in nearly 90 years. turner replaces congressman anthony weiner, a seven-term democrat who resigned in the wake of a sexting scandal in june. in nevada, former republican state senator mark amodei coasted to
as president. >> both moved on to michigan, which is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still a top tier candidate. >> i have no doubt that president obama will be a one- term president. >> and for the others, florida is a fight for survival. >> barack obama has spent the best food stamp president in american history. >> this is the most important election in your lifetime. the trail to 2012 getting shorter but not easier. brian moore. >> dozens of protesters were arrested on wall street today after political demonstrations. witnesses said police brought in buses to cart off more than 50 detain protesters carrying anti capitalism and pro socialism signed. officials would not comment on allegations of excessive force. this comes as the president continues to push his jobs bill on the back of education. >> that is why the jobs bill i sent to congress would put tens of thousands of teachers back to work across the country. and modernize at least 35,000 schools. that is why congress should pass the ball right now -- that bill now. >> he says hi
, right here. >> in michigan, unemployment -- >> the wrong tape rolled. the story talk about the political aspects of the race. a political expert mentioned that because things went so well -- we have the story cued up. it should be airing momentarily. >> as a downtown street slowly return to normal, the focus of the inaugural grand prix slowly shift to the mayor, stephanie rollins break. -- blake. >> if there had been a disaster, if nobody had shown up, if there had been a murder or something, she would have been in trouble. >> matthew cranston is a political analyst. he says this was great. >> she had more at stake than the city did. because of the timing. early voting has already begun. it is just 10 days away from the election. this is a very risky operation. there are lots of things that could have gone wrong. if she gets credit, it is that things did not go wrong. >> the grand prix was successful all around. the mayor acknowledged some critics mistook the event as an opportunity for her to shine. >> this was never about me. it was about racing, tourism, and economic development, maki
and the politics of the economy. joining us, former democratic governor of michigan jennifer granholm. republican strategist alex castellanos. white house correspondent for "the new york times." helene cooper. senior political analyst for "time" magazine, mark halperin. >>> good morning. after weeks of taking his case on the road and urging congress to pass his jobs bill tomorrow the president will lay out his plan to reduce the deficit. "the new york times" reporting this morning that president obama will call for a new minimum tax rate for millionaires and will dub the proposal the buffett rule in reference to billionaire warren buffett who has advocated that the superrich should pay their fair share taxes. what are the prospects among republicans? what sort of plan is realistic in the midst of this election cycle. here with us for two live interviews, the republican leader of the senate, mitch mcconnell, and former president of the united states, bill clinton. leader mcconnell, let me start with you and ask you whether this president's plan on a million nash's tax rate is something that you co
to the university of michigan. >> do you give credit for a.p. test scores? >> reporter: a walk around the ivy colored walls. this is how schools like the university of michigan put their best foot forward to attract new students. >> this area is called the diad. >> reporter: from the cafeteria food to the dorm rooms. >> this is your pretty average size student double. >> reporter: it's a full blown sales job, start to finish. >> see this big building here the michigan student union. >> reporter: first impressions generally come from school websites which offer the basics on how many students are enrolled, what type of specialty is offered and social activities, and the big one for parents, how much does it cost? how much of a factor is financial aid, scholarship, all of those money decisions? >> well, it's huge certainly, needs-based scholarships and academic scholarships certainly play a big part in any decision. >> reporter: to narrow is down students and their families visit an average of three or four schools. >> there's college students walking around and it just feels like a campus. >>
poll, >> met romney remains the favorite in his native state and today won the michigan straw poll. he to when and 50% of the vote. second place finisher, rick perry got 16%. today, nbc news held an all-a town hall to discuss issues in the classroom as part of the "education nation" initiative. teachers and officials were invited and brian williams held a discussion about approaches and new ways to reach kids. the summit included a conversation with the white the microsoft founder bill gates, melinda gates. when we come back, we will get a break from the rain in the weather. >> tomorrow, not bad and the rain chances go back up. >> at your 11 insta-weather + forecast with john collins. >> not a bad day today. the temperature got up to 88. some rain offshore with a few showers in the mountains and a few showers out to the west. the boundary still sitting there, more stalled. this is funneling moisture in our direction. we cannot take rain out of the forecast completely, but mostly cloudy skies with areas of fog. 65-71 the overnight low. kind of light today really with minimal rang chance
president. >> both moved on to michigan. it is holding its own straw poll on sunday. in florida, michele bachmann needed to show she is still a top tier candidate. >> i have no doubt that president obama will be a 1-term president. for the others, florida is a fight for survival. " barack obama has been the best food stamp president in american history. parks this is the most important election in your lifetime. >> this economy is on life support. >> the trail to 2012 is getting shorter but not easier. >> the poll results are expected within the hour. we will bring you more details on the settlement,. today was the final date for the prosecution to sum up its case against amanda knox. the prosecution attempted to limit the damage from the overturned dna evidence. during the appeal, a forensics team concluded the prosecution's dna evidence was unreliable. the contradiction in the evidence gives her family hope that their daughter will be set free. >> i would like to believe that the truth is coming down in the appeals trial. what i see in that truth is so clear that she had nothing to do
to be determined. >>> police in michigan suspect a crash that ended the lives of two people was due to drag racing. the two people killed were passengers inside a truck that smashed into a building. the driver survived and is expected to be charged in connection with the deaths. >>> big one that got away is a fishing story one florida teen will not have to tell. look at that. with the help of a friend, the 19-year-old captured a 12-foot long 300 -pound alligator. he was able to reel in the massive animal by pulling it on his boat with a fishing rod and killing it with a 44 caliber bang stick and harpoon. that's hard core. >>> and finally, the 25th annual harvest and herb festival is getting a lot of attention with a competitive event. it's the pumpkin chunken competition. they use a medieval apparatus to launch pumpkins and the team able to launch the furthest wins. but isn't everyone a winner when you're launching pumpkins? come on. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather let's check in with ryan phillips. >> i have not launched a pumpkin. >> you are not winning. >> go back to oh
. >>> here's a look at some other stories making news. "early today" in america, police say a michigan attorney and his two sons are lucky to be alive after a bomb exploded in their car tuesday evening. the three managed to escape the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames. a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest in the explosion. the man was reportedly released from the hospital. his 11 and 13-year-old sons were last listed in critical condition. >>> in new jersey, newly released surveillance video shows an suv smashing into a jewelry store back in july. a quick-thinking customer pulled the driver's foot off the gas, turned off the ignition and wrapped the injured driver's hand in a tourniquet. thankfully, no one was seriously injured. >>> wildlife officials in colorado are warning residents to lock up their trash at night. that's because the unusual number of dumpster diving bears. apparently a drought in southeastern parts of the state has the hungry animals on a desperate search for food before high b hibernation. >>> here's meteorologist ryan p
. police believe they know the motive, but they have not yet revealed it. >>> michigan governor rick snyder has signed into law controversial four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits. advocates for the poor warn that nearly 30,000 children will be without cash assistance starting october 1st. the republican governor says there will be exceptions, including for those who are disabled and can't work. >>> there may be light at the end of the tunnel for air travellers. homeland security secretary janet napolitano says you will eventually be able to keep your shoes on while passing through security. no specific date was given. she add thad restrictions on carrying liquid will continue for some time. >>> and in poland residents are cleaning up from a storm that brought massive chunks of hail. the hail stones shattered windows and damaged over 100 houses. >>> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new study suggests if taken early in pregnancy, calming anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may increase the chance of miscarriage. studying the r
news "early today" in america. a michigan man is relying on surveillance video in his suit against two police officers who escorted him out of a casino. the video shows one cop punched the man in the face, knocking him to the ground where he continues punching him. assault charges initially filed by the officers were later dropped after the prosecutor viewed the tape. >>> in texas firefighters believe a bolt of lightning may be to blame for a brush fire on the site where the 200 4 movie "the alamo" was shot. it's scorched some 200 acres. >>> an underground gas leak set a road on fire in northern california last night. firefighters were called to the scene after a four-inch gas line set a major intersection ablaze, forcing traffic to be redirected and several nearby businesses to evacuate. fortunately, no injuries have been reported. >>> and finally, a controversial costume has stirred up hard feelings in florida. the ice cream cone costume was meant to draw customers to a newly opened store, but from a distance, some locals thought the cone looked like a klu klux klan hood. the young s
multiple times but listed in stable but critical condition. >>> bank robbers in michigan barrelled down the road, attempting to avoid police in a rental truck. the suspects weaved through traffic, tossing money from the truck as police pursued. officers retrieved some of the cash before ending the chase and arresting two men. >>> in the nation's capital in what looked like a scene from a hollywood action movie a team of specialists repelled down the washington monument wednesday to inspect the damage done to the 5 50-foot marble structure by last month's earthquake. they hope to announce a timetable by mid-october for repairing and reopening the monument. >>> in iowa. one woman is getting a big green thumbs up from her community. she single-handedly transformed a city park to landscaping and sculpture. she does it on her own time and has become known as the park lady. >>> for a look at your national and regional weather dough men ka davis from wnbc 4 new york. good morning, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. we're still dealing with the same old weather across the east coast. onc
to wait until after 7:00 a.m. for sunrise, 7:01. a new storm over michigan, dropping south and east. this will bring scattered showers and fall air, the coldest air since spring, set to move in this weekend. when the leading edge arrives, may be a brief shower tomorrow. the cold air moves over the region. clouds and scattered showers here, and in the mountains possibly snowflakes. that gives you an indication of how chilly the air is behind this storm. 70's tomorrow. a chance of a light shower. west wind on the day at five to 15 knots, winds -- waves around 2 feet. we could have wet snow over the weekend. 41, for the high. saturday night, temperatures go south. the forecast -- a 20% chance of rain tomorrow. much cooler on saturday with highs in the upper 50's. ocean city gets to near 80 tomorrow. the front moves off the coast and the weekend temperatures will be down. maybe low 60's in sunday. it is still the tropical seas and in the atlantic. ophelia is getting stronger. winds up to 85 mph. the storm almost faded away, but will become a category 2 hurricane as it heads east of berm
, and that is creating showers through northwestern pennsylvania all the way through detroit, michigan. we are still near this as we go throughout the day. we can't guarantee a completely dry forecast. lee has been impressive. widespread flooding reported over the last couple days. here's a -- what happened sunday through thursday with lee, and in the shadings of gray, that's nearly a foot-plus of rain that fell over areas like howard county and up toward baltimore county. now, this is an estimate. they are a little above normal, but we have seen wide-spread areas of 6 to 12 inches of rain. flood threats continue even though the worst of the rain has gone through. the susquehanna river is about eight feet above flood stage. the good news is, the river is starting to recede, but flood waters will take a while to recede. our next storm is tropical storm maria. she is heading off toward the west, and it's going to affect the lesser antilles. eventually she will start to head close to florida, and that's going to keep her in mind. if you are heading toward our coast this weekend, it is not too bad. especiall
a band of showers from the jersey shore all the way back toward detroit, michigan. this is mostly up to our north now, so we are starting off the day dry. however as we go throughout the day we could still see some of that moisture creep in, therefore there is the possibility of more showers and storms. that's the last thing we want to hear. we don't need any additional rain. we saw coastal flood advisories out to d.c. flood warnings continue for cecil and harford counties. along the susquehanna river which is still five feet above flood stage. although it has been receding. a couple feet have receded in the overnight hours. this is what we recorded from the remnants of lee. southern pennsylvania more than 15 inches. hunts valley, 10 inches. we saw a lot of localized areas anywhere between 6 to 12 inches throughout this event. throughout the day we are expecting dry weather at ocean city. a few clouds in the sky. clearer skies into the night with a few clouds. for tomorrow, the possibility for storms there. we have the big ravens game take ong the steelers tomorrow afternoon. there m
loses the straw poll in florida. romney won in michigan. do you think his candidacy is fading? >> i don't know. the pundits will tell you better than i. keep in mind, the press wants a battle, so they are going to knock down who is ahead or the woman behind. some of these candidates positions trouble me to not believe in science is just ridiculous. then to accuse perry of doing something wrong with a vaccine. he probably did what's right. to accuse romney of doing something wrong with health care in massachusetts. it's really the only change that has worked. they seem to be ahead at the moment. they both have things i agree with and things i don't agree with. >> has anything changed your view about the need for a third party and do you think it's viable in this leadership climate? >> a third party candidate is not a viable candidate. i'm not going to be one. if somebody wants to run, if it's going to get you on the ballot, it's good for democracy. the public tends to vote with one of the two major parties. >> will you endorse a candidate? >> probably not. i'm going to work with who ever
massive swirling weather system churning, twirling, spewing out waves of rain from lake michigan east to the atlantic ocean. our friends the forecasters at the weather channel tell us after being parked like a car tire for a week now, it will finally be pushed out by the first big real cold air mass of the season from our neighbors to the north. >>> bank of america announced today it will start charging customers a $5 a month fee to use a debit card. the new financial reform law lowered the amount banks get each time a debit card is swiped at a store. banks are having trouble because interest rates are low and so is demand for loans. the fee will not apply if the card is only used to get cash from an atm and not for purchases. >>> there are fascinating numbers out tonight from the brand new census. they tell us a lot about who we are and how much life in america has changed in just the space of one generation including what we all look like these days. nbc's tom costello has our report. >> reporter: the latest snapshot of america shows a population that is quickly becoming much more m
a rude awakening this morning. extremely high winds whipped up huge waves on lake michigan, some of which washed right up on the bike path. a helicopter from our station wmaq caught some of the unlucky ones who didn't realize their morning workout would include a swim. >>> we have been following them all week. the daring four-person crew inspecting the washington monument for earthquake damage. they finished their work today and we got new views of the high wire act. they removed more loose pieces of stone which has been their top priority since those pieces could injure or kill someone if they fell. >>> when we come back, a young educator making a difference on the front lines of learning. hey, where's harriat? [ harriat ] you hoo! [ female announcer ] must be the os-cal. only os-cal ultra has the most calcium and d3, plus 7 bone health nutrients. so you can always be strong, with os-cal. as much as i can about a company before i invest in it. that's why i like fidelity. they give me tools and research i can't get anywhere else. their stock screener lets me search for stocks with more th
, a reward is being offered in michigan for information about the car bomb that injured a lawyer and his two sons. it was described as a sophisticated device with a timing mechanism. all three victims are listed in serious condition this morning. >> a mosque has opened a temporary space at the site. they announced their intention to open a mosque at the site of the former world trade center' s. it will be years before the project is completed. >> 70 degrees on tv hill. netflix teams up with discovery. eat.hat the wild things n what is like inside a zoo's kitchen. >> we have kitchen. >> we have the best place for a vacation is mississippi. you mean louisiana. florida's where folk's want to be. alabama's got you all beat. no matter which state you choose, everyone agrees the gulf is vacation at it's best. mississippi outdoors, louisiana seafood, florida beaches, alabama shoreline. so come on down to mississippi, louisiana, florida, alabama. the gulf is the world's goodtime headquarters. and we are 100% open for business. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning
, michigan, iowa and north carolina, they hope they can get the lights back on much sooner, brian? >> and just one state out of 11 states still dealing with out ans tonight. anne thompson, ridgefield, connecticut. >>> and as we track the new threat out over the atlantic, katia has strengthened overnight. but tonight the storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm. and again tonight, it still too early according to forecasters to tell when, where or if katia will impact the west coast. but there is a more immediate threat, sadly. there's a weather system churning tonight over the gulf of mexico, and it's looking l e likely it will become a tropical depression or a tropical storm over the next 24 hours, that could mean heavy rain for days. most important, most immediately this evening, they're already evacuating offshore oil rigs in the gulf of mexico and of course we are greatly concerned over new orleans, just days after the sixth anniversary of katrina. >>> now from rain to exactly the opposite. a part of the country where it's been so hot and dry, the problem now is raging an
on friday. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mitt romney remains the favorite in his native state of michigan. he won the straw poll, outpacing rick perry, who got just over 16%. >> jury selection begins in the case against ulysses currie. he is accused of benefiting a grocery store chain. lawyers said his client was given medication that made him fuzzy during an investigation three years ago. the woman has been indicted on theft. is known for support of gay marriage --she is known for support of gay marriage. the 35 $1 in campaign checks to 35er expenses -- mor >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have a crash at monument. water main break on southbound green mount. the right lane is closed. 95 in the northeast corner, 55 miles per hour. 61 on the harrisburg expressway. we are seeing some big delays on the west side. this is old court road. you can see that to lay down to edmondson. the outer loop is backing down. leave some extra time. southbound traffic is picking up in volume. northbound looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava is live at valley
in michigan. when that gets down closer to us, probably out to the west of the mountains. we will keep an eye on that. i think the rain chances will diminish. 72 at martin state airport. across the bay, 66 degrees in rock hall. a warm front to the west. a cold front sitting out to the west. some scattered activity to start the weekend. more persistent rain activity by monday or so. we have a tropical depression in the gulf of mexico. with a tropical storm katia. it is expected to get to category 3 status by the time it gets to bermuda by wednesday appeared this depression eventually becoming a tropical storm. it will be in the gulf of mexico before getting on land about the middle of next week or so. a lot of rain is expected in the gulf coast region. a mixture of clouds and sunshine. 79 to 84. the wind at 10 miles per hour. the futurecast shows rain chance diminishing. maybe some cloudiness in the morning. it looks like a dry day today. ocean city, dry today. rain chances saturday and sunday. highs around 80 degrees. spotty rains chances concentrated this morning -- mostly dry. an isolated r
honored for saving the driver of this burning car as we cover the nation, next. >> michigan police have a murder mystery on their hands. o woman in her last trimester pregnancy was found dead near a gun range. she wrote on her web page that she would like to organize a class reunion, but that will not happen because her body was found this weekend. authorities said they have no suspects and no motive in the case. that is baffling her friends. >> it is hard to wrap your head around something like this. this is the last person you would expect something like this to happen to, because she had no enemies. >> reporters learned through her facebook page that she was eight months pregnant and did to give birth on september 23. a federal judge has rejected roger clemens request to throw out perjury charges against him and says he must face another trial. the judge says if he wants to appeal, he must ask for an expedited request. the judge said although he is concerned about the prosecution's violation of its orders by showing inadmissible evidence, court law does not allow him to throw out the
have three siblings. and they're -- >> reporter: yale, columbia -- >> michigan, stanford, a big deal. so it turns into how many degrees, you know, do you want to get? i got a job right now, i'm a little busy. >> reporter: and he wants to win the super bowl. >> it is still my goal here, you know, doing my best no matter what is expected of me. >> reporter: regardless, he's already a champion in the cause that matters most. jenna bush hager, nbc news, philadelphia. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. coming up next, "football night in america" followed by "sunday night football," the eagles and the falcons. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> mitt romney wins the michigan straw poll with more than 50% of the vote. second. perry came in president obama is on the west coast this morning. the president will participate in the town hall-style event in california. the president will attend campaign events in san diego and los angeles. >> the government is on the brink of closing. lawmakers are bickering over a spending bill. a more has more on the story -- dammar has more -- kate amara has more. >> drained by several severe storms, a fema's disaster aid funds could run out this week. congress has been blocked from refilling the account. >> manufactured a crisis all week about disaster when there is no crisis. >> republicans want cuts to clean energy programs as laid out in the house measure. >> it took a billion and a half dollars and said, we're going to not add to the debts. democrat >> are opposed. >> we want to find a resolution to this. their choices between paying for now or never paying for it. >> the senate votes today on an alternative. $3.7 billion in disaster relief funding and would not require
are talking chile of not cold temperatures in northern michigan. the upper midwest only in the 40's. contrast that to 100 degrees and high pressure will deliver that cool fall air into our region. there will be some scattered showers. this does not look like heavy, widespread rain. kind of a cloudy day. the cloud stretching back to pittsburgh. occasional showers mailing your into the afternoon and it will clear out tomorrow. friday morning as chile. some areas may see temperatures in the 40's. a mix of clouds and sun breaking through. temperatures below normal. we start the downward trend tomorrow as the winds out of the northwest coast to 25 miles per hour. showers and a high of 71 to about 76. a small craft advisory on the open waters, maybe a 3 ft. chop out there. especially late in the day. it's significant front coming through. western maryland, some shelle stuff. highs in the 50's. friday morning, likely to be some frost in parts of western alleghany and garrard county. the french will deliver a false bill to western maryland. 75 -- a fall fieel to western maryland. 10 degrees cooler as
in michigan. he came upon a fawn trying to swim. he released the animal when they got closer to shore. >> she was in charge of keeping the books for a local fire department. was she cooking the books? tonight, she is facing charges on a grand scale. we investigate how that that was finally discovered. >> i can tell you, sometimes they do get a thrill and leave a la >> the ravens have thousands of loyal fans. the players to actually read their mail. >> ravens players receive thousands of pieces of e-mail every year. sometimes, they carry a lasting impact. >> he intercepts it. >> johnson earned attention and the most glorious of fashions, he ducked pittsburgh marched villain. >> i would like to send him a box of omaha steaks. i would like to send an e-mail. >> an e-mail that struck a chord with the ravens veteran. >> he is not a crazy fan, he is a good friend. -- good fan. >> he shared in an e-mail how his detachment began and what the plan meant to them and his five-year-old son. he will wear 95 from now on. >> he goes on to talk about how he wants to represent the whole team. because of the h
have the showers from western pennsylvania up toward detroit, michigan. the good news is, if you notice h.d. doppler, no rain right now over the susquehanna river. that's great news because flood concerns continue there. as we switch to maps we can see where we have flood warnings out. that's cecil and harford counties. especially fort deposit at flood stage. they are above flood stage at this moment, but the water is beginning to recede. we have coastal flood advisories around the bay for our area. we have more rain showers as we head into the afternoon. we'll talk about that coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> ava, thanks a lot. we'll see you later. >> after swapping thousands of homes and businesses from pennsylvania and new york, the swollen susquehanna river is returning to its banks. >> operators of the conowengo damn have reopened. the latest from port deposit. >> the view from main street is far more depressing. >> it is devastating to see the water. it is nasty. it is a shame to see it like this. all this trash and stuff it leaves behind. >> despite the murky mess
specially to the west where storms are popping up. a big swirl of clouds over southern lake michigan which is the storms sending these bronze into the mid-atlantic region and drawing more straw out of the gulf of mexico keeping it warm. until this pressure can pass laws, which may not happen until the weekend, we will be in this unsettled weather pattern. tomorrow will be justike today, mix of cloud, some sun, scattered showers, highs of 74- 79. the rain chance for any one particular spot in our area, about 40%. when that the southeast tomorrow with waves around one flood. look at the way the temperatures trend downward, the cooler weather coming in from the west that will invade the entire state over the upcoming weekend. 70's on the eastern shore with a thunderstorm. the lower eastern shore, the risk of a storm tomorrow with a few scattered -- scattered storms on thursday. it looks like great football weather for the ravens if we can get to the weekend. amex showers with upper 70's and money, 20% chance on friday. most of the drag -- most of the day will be dry. a mixture of clouds and s
michigan is open after a bad crash. a man from vancouver, washington, died at the scene. he crossed the median and hit another car head-on. the driver of the second car is listed in serious condition tonight and police are trying to figure out why the first driver lost control. >> he played jfk, the heartthrob of digit, and the inspiration behind the comic book legend. -- heartthrob of gidget. from pt109 and "charly" the role academyich he won an award. he played uncle ben in the "spiderman" movies. >> i liked him. >> good actor. >> more and more companies are saving by doing key job interviews online. >> giving every student and ipad. my son's school officials think it may work. ? technology, not students should have conversations about cyber safety. >> scattered showers on hd doppler. we will see if anything move is our way. how long will the warmer temperatures last? 82 at the airport, 8po >> good afternoon. here's a look, we're working on for 11 news at 6. the baltimore population is thinning. what can the winner of this year's election do? people are slowly returning to their h
rival, mitt romney, did not campaign at the straw poll, instead going to his birthplace, michigan. >> i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> reporter: in the wake of today's surprise, analysts say romney is now the clear frontrunner. >> he's not open to average political junky. it means they took a second look at rick perry and decided that he's not up to this. >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction. even as disaster victims still struggle to recover, the agency that aids them, fema, is now caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agree, funds run out at mid-week, with a larger government-wide shutdown looming friday. analysts say the gridlock could hurt republicans next year. >> this becomes a challenge to the republican party. once it has a nominee, will it be a party that can still win the middle, take independent voters away from president obama, keep the majority in the congress, and also win the white house in the fall of 2012. >> reporter: lester, as we said kane didn't just win, he rolled over everyone. he beat his nearest competitor b
exploded in michigan. this happened yesterday near interstate 75. only a shell remains. police confirmed it was a car bomb that caused the blast. all three victims were taken to hospital. the boys remain hospitalized. the atf is investigating and has offered a $10,000 reward to find a person responsible. animal control officers are caring for more than 250 dogs and puppies all found at one woman's home. they had been dealing with the owner who lives in clewiston. neighbors had been complaining seeing the dogs bark all night long. animals are on their way to know kill shelters across south florida. the owner will not be facing any charges because they dogs were in good condition and she is cooperating with animal control. >> comcast is offering discounted internet service and computers to families in need. >> we told you about baggage fees. how about fees for free airline tickets. that is coming up in tonight's consumer alert. >> they think they have found a dinosaur bone at this park in laurel. that is next. >> hd doppler indicating what whether moving toward baltimore. the seven-day for
with a storm system that is off to the north and west, spinning its wheels over southern lake michigan. slowly trying to creep east. it is a slow mover. it does look that -- like that will get out of here as we head into the weekend. the rain will taper off and another part will sweep and and maybe keep the shower thread going. as far as precipitation, the rainfall totals are coming up from the south and west and pushing through. heavier downpours on the maryland-delaware border area. some patches of green in northern virginia. mostly light rain. scattered showers will be possible overnight even though we have seen some breaks in the cloud cover late today into the early morning. the potential is there for more clouds and an occasional shower. we are basically in the same weather pattern that will generate the occasional shower. temperatures have climbed into the lower 80's. kind of a summery feel to it. a wind out of the south- southeast. the front has slowed down but it is still generating showers. the moisture is being pulled up into the system off the atlantic. this will take a couple more
. and then on friday, university of michigan releases its latest reading of consumer sentiment. >>> and finally, today so many memories for me and for all of us as we look back ten years of september 11th. i was down here on wall street when the tragedy took place, the towers came down. i remember standing on the corner of wall street and broadway and watching the buildings collapse. i ran for my life as well as everyone else around me. as i recall and think about the friends and the family that i lost and all of us lost, i also remember the resiliency that happened down here four days later. and i have to tell you that september 17th for me probably was the proudest day of my life, watching the firefighters, the police, the governor, the mayor, all of the people in new york show such leadership, ringing the opening bell on september 17th, and getting the markets open again. i remember thinking america will rise again. we were hurt. we lost our loved ones. we lost family. we lost friends. but we knew we would rise again. and even though we were hurt, we knew that america was down but not out. and my h
. that's what happened to one man in michigan. he came upon a fawn trying to swim across the bay. the man was able to pull the fawn aboard his boat. he released the animal when they got closer to shore. >> from a man helping others to one not so happy with other people. take a look at this case of restaurant rage. police say a customer at a fast food restaurant wasn't satisfied with his dessert. first he swipes at something on the counter and storms out, but then he cummeds back, throwing more items from the counter and take a swing at an employee. p and when you think he's gone for good, he grabs a mop and swings it at two people behind the counter they were not hurt. but the irate customer faces assault and criminal mischief. >> i wonder what the dessert was ? >> i don't know. maybe they didn't have chocolate. >> detectives arrest a man in connection with the death of an elderly woman. how officials were able to connect him to that incident. >> bofox gone wrong. the potential dangers hinald the do it yourself botox kits. >> i'm sally kidd. this area is hoping to become beth! hi. looking
fort northern part of michigan as well as new england. protect those plants this morning as well as tomorrow morning. high pressure will dominate much of new england. cooler temperatures. the slight risk for some severe weather, though, for sections of the south plains. that's a look at your saturday r >> the fall weather stays with us today. we'll be under mostly cloudy skies. winds out of the east-northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. still keeping it cool. 64 to 68 degrees. that's your saturday forecast. amy. >> scott, thank you. still to come on today, scorched earth. the devastating drought in texas, that is next. but first, this is "today" on nbc. 1 >>> we have been reporting on this natural disaster unfolding in texas where at this point nearly 100% of the state is suffering from the worst drought in decades. the impact, though, is being felt across the country. we get more now from nbc's janet chamblian. >> reporter: texas in flames, fire racing across the region sustained by an unreleapting drought. it has been catastrophic for homeowners. personal loss
not campaign in the straw poll. instead, spending saturday in his birthplace, michigan. >> nice to meet you, john. i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> reporter: analysts say it could mean gop voters are sending a signal. >> so many voters still looking for somebody, another choice. somebody not mitt romney or rick perry. there is an opening for somebody else to come why? >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction. even as disaster victims struggle to recovery, fema caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agrooshg funding runs out mid week and another government-wide shutdown looming friday. gridlock could hurt republicans. >> will it be a party that can still win the middle? take independent voters away from president obama, keep majority in congress and also win the white house in the fall of 2012. >> reporter: call it an an only le anomaly, he had 37%. rick perry 15% and mitt romney at 14%, and one other surprise here, lester. michele bachmann, at one time won the ames, iowa, poll, only 1.5% in florida. lester. >> mike viqueira, thank you. >>> d
to see in lake michigan. several water spouts were spotted over lake michigan saturday morning. they are essentially tornados that develop over water, but not as dangerous as their land counterparts. >> i know those water spouths spouts are quite a site. they actually happen more often than you think over large areas of water. let's look at our area. not too much going on. areas of fog and drizzle. a stalled boundary producing showers off the eastern shore. some activity could move back into our area as we go back into the day. something we'll have to keep in mind as we go through the weekend. here's a look at what we're dealing with now. clouds throughout the area. it looks like the bulk of the moisture is out of maryland right now. that is not to humid . we still have circulation drawing in mistour out of the gulf of mexico. until this goes by, this will be the path pattern. as you noticed, it has been days and days of the stame stalled-out pattern. then twally it will head out of our area by next week. until then, we are in the tropical air mass now. 73 at the inner harbor,
. >> i picked out good ones. >> let's start in grand rapids, michigan, an oldie but goodie built in 1849 for $144,000. it's got seven bedrooms. >> seven bedrooms. and you're not going to believe it when you see the outside of the house because it doesn't really look it. you can't judge it from the outside. what it really needs is a good paint job but yet it has the original details like the dentile molding and nice porch columns. wait until you get inside. it's a totally different picture. inside that sexy curved stair case in the entry way is just a knockout, a big surprise. there's white pine woodwork, arched doorways, hand-painted co cornice boards throughout the house. i love the arched door wachlt the dining room has 12-foot ceilings and large corner windows. it is a wide room and as long as it is wide. there is the kitchen, a galley kitchen, bright with nicely updated wood cabinets. very simple. the property taxes i want to say are just $1600 a year. you know what that is? $130 a month. there's a spare little cottage that comes with the house all for $144,000. >> this is an old hou
in michigan with rick perry coming second. hermmprman cain won the florida straw poll saturday. earlier this morning he responded -- >> i think that is false. i talked to a lot of delegates when i was in florida all last week. it is not a protest vote. look, the message coming out of that victory was quite simple. first of all, the voice of the people is more powerful than the voice of the media. secondly, message is more powerful than money. >> cain won that florida straw poll with 37% of the vote. rick perry was a distant second with 15%. >>> american college student amanda knox was back in an italian courtroom today where the appeal of her murder conviction is wrapping up. nbc's keith miller's in perugia, italy with the very latest. keith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. today was the turn of the civil lawyers to sum up their cases and they spent the time basically attacking knox as a character. one of them describing her as a she-devil. another saying that she had a life devoted to sex, drugs and alcohol. we're told that knox is holding up but coping barely. also t
of michigan and notre dame. lightning appeared to hit the football stadium in south bend, indiana, on saturday. the nearly 80,000 fans evacuated already. game time was a whopping 5 hours, 59 minutes and the fighting irish lost to the south florida bowls. >>> green day frontman wasn't having a blast while flying last week. he was kicked off a southwest flight because of all things, his saggy pants. the flight attendant had asked him to hike them up to which he responded, don't you have better things to do. they apologized to the singer who took the next flight from oakland to burbank. >>> that 22-year-old south african runner that some people thought was a man came in second. he was leading but then lost by half a second back in 2009 after the berlin world championships. she was accused of being a man because of her looks and ability, but gender testing cleared her to compete as a woman. >>> finally, remember the lost penguin that became a worldwide celebrity after he washed up on a new zealand beach? scientists tried releasing the little guy named, happy feet. eventually he slid down the slide
the lord be with you. and robert lachance of clinton township, michigan. 100 years old. proudly served in the u.s. navy, seaman here, and we wish him a very happy 100th birthday. good man. good man. god bless the navy. here is mary chavis, of opelousas, louisiana, 100 years old today, still lives independently and loves to listen to good music on her radio. and i guess she's got a stereo. how old am i? what do they call them? anyway, mary mitchell. bangs, texas, 101 years old. good longevity and attributes it to facing each day with a smile and looking after her friends. can't do better than that. glenn and ann schmidt of champaign, illinois, 75 years they've been married, still very much in love. ooh. cupid, you did a good job. and they love to have friends over for dinner. that's it. that's all. now back to new york. >> all right, willard. thanks. >>> just ahead, with mortgage rates at all-time lows should you look to refinance or not? but first, your local news and weather. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara r
is in benton harbor, michigan, with details. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this is the walgreen's where it all happened where jeremy hovan did stop that attempted armed robbery. some hailed him as a hero but walgreen's fired him. now he is making a federal case suing walgreen's for wrongful termination. security cameras captured the brazen late night robbery attempt. a masked gunman leaps over the counter and points a gun at jeremy hovan in the blue shirt. in response he draws his own weapon. >> i feared for my life and in self-defense i fired my weapon as i continued to move from him. >> reporter: instead of being rewarded hovan was fired. >> no life was lost. no life was harmed and nothing was stolen. so in that context i think he was a hero. >> reporter: hovan was on the overnight shift at the walgreen's last may when two armed men burst in. one holds a gun to the back of another worker and the second jumps the pharmacy counter trying three times to shoot hovan but the gun wouldn't fire. >> the gunman advanced on me rapidly. he hurdled over the counter a
kwitt of troy, michigan, 100 years old, married to his lovely wife, helen, for 75 years, and they are very happily married, how about that? david haransky of baltimore, maryland, right across the road here, 100 years old, and he used to write prescriptions at a drugstore right across from the white house, wrote prescriptions sometimes for franklin d., how about that? and lloyd pementil of salinas, california, 103, enjoys watching baseball and tennis on the big screen. how about that? that's all. back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. when we come back that young man right there, taylor lautner, will talk about his brand new movie and the final installment of the "twilight" saga. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> with the success in the "twilight" series taylor lautner is the highest paid teenage actor in hollywood. now the 19-year-old is starring in a new action movie called "abduction" playing a new england man not to get killed while on the run from cia and other unknown forces. take a look. >> this thing that casula wants so badly, what is it? >
are you from? >> from chicago. >> cara, grand rapids, michigan. sherry. >> i'm just here for the ride. >> let's get a check off your weather on this saturday, of course, as we talk about the forecast we're going to keep some fog as well as showers in the forecast. eastern sections of the carolinas, the mid-atlantic and that upper level low will churn around the great lakes giving cloud cover cooler temperatures. but a ridge in the west will keep things really warm in the 80s as well as 90s. so for tomorrow, you'll want to keep that rain gear handy, as well. that's a look at a >> good morning. well, a little break in the weather today. still cloudy. the roads are starting to dry a little bit, though. there is still a chance for a few scattered showers today. not as much as yesterday, though. highs in the upper 70's. we've got to talk about tomorrow because tomorrow night is what? >> football night in america. >> let's take a look at that forecast. we'll head to indianapolis because the steelers are taking on the colts. and it looks like by kickoff, we are going to find showers, tailgat
, unfortunately. also u.p. of michigan will see heavy rain as well. the rest of the country plenty of sunshine through the southwest. 103 in phoenix today. beautiful day in the pacific northwest. sunshine in seattle. 72. slight risk of strong storms back through the central great lakes and we have more showers through the southeast as well as >> good morning. we will see areas of fog this point and maybe some sun this afternoon. and that's your latest weather. now back to matt. >> reporter: al, thank you very much. the appeal of amanda knox's murder conviction is being held in a courtroom a short distance from where i'm standing. her fate could be decided as early as this weekend or early next week. it will be a much anticipated conclusion to a case that's generated headlines and enormous curiosity all around the world. amanda knox entered court this morning like so many times before, but it could be all over soon. she's in the final days of appealing her conviction on murder and sexual assault charges. very soon she is expected to stand up in court and make a final plea for her freedom. since
, michigan, 77 years they've been married. also it's bill's birthday. they still live in the same house that they started out in and they are crazy about each other. and we have lonnie and jesse mabrey of cookeville, tennessee. 80 years they have been married. and they live independently and both attribute their longevity to just plain loving each other. that's it, that's all. now, back to the big apple. >> willard, thanks. >> thanks, willard. >> we've got a couple of big and interesting interviews over the next couple of days. tomorrow on "today" we'll have an exclusive interview with siena miller, her first about being a victim of the phone-hacking scandal in britain. she talks very candidly about the toll she says it has taken on her life, her friendships and her career. >>> and on friday, we've got charlie sheen, speaking out about the episode in his life that ended with him losing his job on one of the most successful sitcoms in television. matt sat down with him. we'll have that interview on friday. >> you get the sense after talking to charlie, that he has some regrets. there's n
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